God Made You to be You

I shared this on Facebook today:

Good morning 😁

As I go into another day of parenting, I think of innocent times when my girls say silly things like, “I want to be a boy.”

I think most every normal kid says stuff like that at one point or another. But given our current culture, I confess I usually think twice before I answer a statement like that.

I’m not afraid to gently remind my girls, “Well that’s silly, you can’t be a boy. God made you a girl.” This is not some cheap argument. It is laid out plainly before all of us in creation. It is cherished in an ultrasound room when the technician joyfully shares, “It’s a boy!” or “It’s a girl!” It is recorded in science with the simple designation XY or XX.

Most importantly, though, it’s celebrated in Scripture with the beautiful words,
“For you formed my inward parts;
you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
my soul knows it very well.
My frame was not hidden from you,
when I was being made in secret,
intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed substance;
in your book were written, every one of them,
the days that were formed for me,
when as yet there was none of them.”

(Psalm 139:13-16)

So yes, little one. God made you to be you today. No amount of lies can change the truth. I hope you always remember that, even long after I am gone. 😘

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